Press Kit index
1. Hotel Campari press release
2. The outfits of Hotel Campari
3. Italian style aperitivo
4. The drinks
5. Credits of Hotel Campari
• Salma Hayek
• Mario Testino
• Matthew Rolston
7. Campari Calendars (2000-2007)
8. CD: Campari Calendar 2007 and cocktail images
Campari presents “Hotel Campari”
Starring Salma Hayek
Photographed by Mario Testino
Directed by Matthew Rolston
Milan, November 23, 2006 – Campari celebrates Red Passion through its new, bold and
provocative “Hotel Campari” – an intriguing blend of art and advertising. “Hotel Campari” is
an exciting mythical destination, starring Salma Hayek, that invites further exploration into the
mystery, intrigue and passion of Campari. “Hotel Campari” can be seen in print, television
commercials, online and a limited edition collectible Calendar in select markets worldwide.
“The secret ingredient in Campari is passion. I was amazed to experience that passion during
the making of Hotel Campari by Mario Testino, Mathew Rolston and the wonderful creative
team at Campari”, explains Salma Hayek.
Campari has chosen an exceptional protagonist, the internationally renowned actress, director,
producer, Salma Hayek, a symbol of sensuality but, at the same time, a muse with many
passions and a distinctive personality. As an actress, Hayek adds excitement and sensuality to
the world of “Hotel Campari” and aligns with Campari’s sophisticated, stylish and distinctive
image. Hayek’s beauty and passion for work and life was a perfect fit for Campari, as
expressed by photographer, Mario Testino and director, Matthew Rolston.
Bob Kunze-Concewitz, Group Marketing Director of Gruppo Campari states: “Campari once
more communicates passion in an absolutely coherent manner on an international basis. It is
an holistic multimedia campaign that brings the brands’ values to life through intriguing
vignettes. Working with world renown artists like Salma Hayek, Mario Testino and Mathew
Rolston to create Hotel Campari was magical”.
Campari Calendar 2007
‘Hotel Campari’ is presented in a collectible 2007 Campari Calendar that is now in its eighth
edition. Intriguing and seductive vignettes are seen through the camera lens of World-famous
photographer, Mario Testino. Testino was chosen by Campari and Salma Hayek for his ability
to capture true, deep emotions and portray them in a cosmopolitan, sophisticated and timeless
manner. The Campari Calendar 2007 will be produced in a limited edition of 9,999 copies
with 14 distinct images and distributed worldwide.
“Working for such an iconic brand as Campari immediately appealed to me: passion, seduction,
sensuality are all explosive elements. The challenge lay in capturing them in a photograph”,
declares Testino, “however, Salma made my job even easier. She is a true icon: a
perfectionist, careful, proactive and provocative”, adds Mario Testino.
International advertising campaign – Print and TV Commercials
Testino has succeeded in depicting an icon, representative of femininity and seduction in Hotel
Campari, a magical place where anything can happen. As a result, 12 intense images will star
in the international press campaign.
Salma Hayek’s rich sensuality is expressed not solely through photography, but also through
the artistic film direction of Matthew Rolston, who has succeeded in capturing bold and
provocative Campari moments in two surprising TV commercials, which will fascinate
viewers. The Mexican actress succeeded in expressing her fascinating sensuality via a game of
exchanged glances. Campari acting as a catalyst in each ad.
“Hotel Campari is a really imaginative concept that takes the idea of boutique hotels, which are
very sexy and exciting places, and marries it to a brand, Campari. Drinking Campari is about a
moment of pleasure, of personal indulgence, it is also a moment of sharing pleasure with other
people. In itself Campari is temptation, we tried to heighten this mood in a humorous way”
says Matthew Rolston.
Hotel Campari – doors ajar, an atmosphere full of whispers, exchanged glances, an ethereal
place in which dream and reality meet. Salma Hayek, dark eyes, crimson lips and a slow and
haughty pace brings Campari Red Passion alive.
Hotel Campari can be further explored through the web, via www.hotelcampari.com.
Gruppo Campari is a major player in the global beverage sector, trading in over 190 nations around the world with a
leading position in the Italian and Brazilian markets and a strong presence in the US, Germany and Switzerland. The
Group has an extensive portfolio that spans three business segments: spirits, wines and soft drinks. In the spirits
segment stand out internationally renowned brands, such as Campari, SKYY Vodka and Cynar together with leading
local brands, such as Aperol, CampariSoda, Glen Grant, Ouzo 12 and Zedda Piras and the Brazilian brands Dreher, Old
Eight, Drury’s. In the wine segment together with Cinzano, known world-wide, are Liebfraumilch, Mondoro,
Riccadonna, Sella & Mosca and Teruzzi & Puthod all respected wines in their category. In the soft drinks segment are
Crodino, Lemonsoda and its respective line extension dominating the Italian market. The Group has over 1,500
employees. The shares of the parent company, Davide Campari-Milano, are listed on the Italian Stock Exchange.
Chiara Bressani, Corporate Communications
Tel.: +39 02 6225 206
Salma Hayek. Academy Award nominated actress Salma Hayek has proven herself as a
prolific actor, producer, director and social activist. Hayek has starred in such films as Julie
Taymor's FRIDA, Robert Towne's ASK THE DUST and Robert Rodriguez's ONCE UPON A TIME
IN MEXICO, DESPERADO and FROM DUSK TILL DAWN. She is currently serving as executive
producer for the television show UGLY BETTY, based on the Colombian telenovela YO SOY
BETTY LA FEA. UGLY BETTY is the number one new show of the season. In addition to her
work, Hayek serves as the Avon Foundation's quot;Speak Out Against Domestic Violencequot;
spokesperson which led her to testify in front of the US Senate encouraging congress to extend
the Violence Against Women Act. The bill passed in Jan 2006. In addition, she is a member of
Global Green and Youth Aids.
Mario Testino is regarded by the arts community as being one of the world’s top fashion
photographers. Peruvian by birth, Testino is based in London but is a citizen of the world,
traveling the world photographing beauty, from Naomi Campbell to Lady Diana. The
sophisticated eye of Testino, combined with the warm beauty of Salma Hayek thus
summarizes the warm and inviting, but also ironic and provocative Italian style of Campari.
Matthew Rolston, based in Los Angeles, California, is a famous photographer whose
inspirations are celebrities such as Andy Warhol and the Rolling Stones. His photographs have
been exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums in America, Japan and Europe. He has
also directed music videos with Janet Jackson, Madonna, Lenny Kravitz and other exceptional
musicians and has directed TV commercials for Ralph Lauren, Gap, L’Oréal, Revlon and other
Campari is a contemporary classic. The recipe, which has remained unchanged and kept
secret until nowadays, originated in Italy in 1860 and is the base for some of the most famous
cocktails around the world. Campari is an alcoholic aperitif obtained from the infusion of bitter
herbs, aromatic plants and fruit in alcohol and water. With its distinct colour, aroma and
flavour, Campari has always been a symbol of passion - passion that expresses itself in terms
of seduction and sensuality. These are the values that have made the Campari brand famous
throughout the world.
The oufits of Hotel Campari
The sparkling of jewels and spangles, notes of light against the all-black clothes, and the red of
lips mingle with the Campari red of the glasses and iconic bottle. Salma Hayek as portrayed by
Mario Testino becomes a femme fatale in the images published in the Campari 2007 calendar.
At centre stage are the provocative body and the amazing languor of the gaze, an ingenuous
Gilda look and an unmissable parallel with the unsettling charisma of another actress with
Hispanic origins, Rita Hayworth.
Garments and jewels swathe the diva in a succession of designer labels, from Ralph Lauren
Collection to Cavalli, Narciso Rodriguez to Lanvin; and jewels, primarily by Bulgari, here
and there also leave space to Cartier. A precious source of light on clothes or body; necklaces
embellishing her graceful neck or which, with magnificent solitaires, reveal a glimpse of
plunging décolleté. Bracelets circle the wrists, pendant earrings add further riches to the lobes.
The atmosphere is decidedly sensual and passionate.
The dark eyes of the beautiful Hayek are given depth via in retro style and long lashes. Shades
of charcoal light up her gaze and make it even deeper. Her strength and femininity find a
common meeting place in her peach-colored lips. Her hair, left free to fall over her shoulders,
provides a soft wave to frame her face.
The midnight-colored garments make use of the precious glittering embroidery of Cavalli,
plunging necklines and firm bustier from which emerges the actress’s seductive cleavage. The
Bulgari bracelet doubles up in two precious handcuffs that bind her wrists. Successive
necklines form a series of deep, dramatic ‘V’s. Salma’s body is impetuous and refined as the
garments she wears.
We also find the sartorial touch of Carolina Herrera, bringing a touch of New York class,
transforming a matador’s jacket into a sexy blouse. Nor can we fail to note the simply-glam
from the Ralph Lauren Collection, where sheen of silk has been rendered even more precious
by the Bulgari necklace and bracelet. The power and femininity combination is again
magnificently interpreted by Alber Elbaz, the iconic design of maison Lanvin. The gala
evening minimalism of Narciso Rodriguez, with his post-modern bustiers, confers a touch of
irony that accords well with a brand such as Campari.
Pleasure plays with power, and beauty transcends sight alone to appropriate all the other
senses too. The magic of Campari.
Italian style aperitivo
On the rocks, shaken, with a dash of soda or orange juice, in a Negroni or Americano, Campari
has for over a century been at the heart of the Italian aperitif.
The imaginary of Campari has evolved, always remaining cool and fashionable, without
betraying itself or changing in any way. Whether sipped in the Galleria in Milan at the turn of
the century or partying in a loft in the Meat Packing District in New York, Campari has become
one of the most enduring fashion phenomena of our time.
Thus, while in 1961, Lotte Lenya, in the role of a dark lady, sipped Negroni as she arranged
meetings between gigolo Warren Beatty and the melancholic Vivien Leigh, in The Roman
spring of Mrs Stone, Ernest Hemingway made sure to pass by the bar of Gaspare Campari for
an Americano – ½ Campari, ½ Cinzano Rosso, a dash of soda, ice and orange zest. This was
the name given to the cocktail in virtue of the number of Americans who, passing through
Milan, took home the souvenir and the recipe, perpetuating the myth at home.
And it was beginning from the Americano that the Negroni was born: a legend states that the
name and cocktail were the work of Conte Camillo Negroni, who used to add a touch of gin to
his Americano. The count was what we would today call a trend setter and, in a short time,
everyone began asking for the same drink at the Hotel Baglioni in via Tornabuoni, Florence.
The cocktail soon emerged from Tuscany and officially became the Negroni: ⅓ Campari, ⅓
Cinzano Rosso, ⅓ gin and ice.
Today, in hip locations around the world, Campari is always present in what has over time
become a Campari ritual: a moment for getting together, exchanging looks, seeing and being
seen, relaxing and flirting together. It was in the 1920s that Camparino Bar, in Galleria Vittorio
Emanuele II at the corner of Piazza Duomo in Milan, inaugurated the ever-popular fashion of
the Aperitif, served with snacks, cold dishes and, of course, Campari.
The habit of an aperitif is deeply entrenched in Milan, as much as fashion and design. Tasty
titbits have developed over time as well, with the ritual being accompanied first with just crisps
or olives and now with increasingly refined snacks. Campari witnessed the dolce vita and
minimalism right up to the era of fusion, refined sound tracks and sushi bars. But while in
Milan, the Campari ritual is a happening, and in Turin and Trieste a tradition. The rest of Italy
has adapted itself as well, thanks to their sunny squares and mild climate with Campari being
enjoyed in Genoa, in Naples and Rome even before lunch.
An Italian phenomenon? Not at all: once again, the parallel with fashion and design holds true.
Italian, yes, but requested throughout the world. Campari is sought after in fashionable lounge
bars and restaurants, be they in Berlin, Paris or Bali: in the Central European
“Gendarmenmarkt”, it is preferred in Orange version – ⅓ Campari, ⅔ orange juice and ice; in
Paris’s “Bound”, customers enjoy it as a life-style symbol and at the tea “Ku de ta” on the
splendid Balinese beach of Kuta with soda – iced Campari, a dash of soda, and an iced glass.
The essence is always the same.
CAMPARI ON THE ROCKS
Slice of orange
Shake and serve
CAMPARI & SODA
Ice cold Campari
2/3 orange juice
Slice of orange
1/2 Vermouth Rosso Cinzano
1/3 Vermouth Rosso Cinzano
Slice of orange
Campari Calendar 2007 and Print Advertising Campaign
Creative Agency Lambesis
Production Company Art Partners
Shooting places Paris, Hotel Park Hyatt and Renaissance Paris Vendome
Academy Award Nominee Salma Hayek has proven herself as a prolific actress, producer, and
director, in both film and television. Hayek received an Academy Award Nomination, a Golden
Globe Nomination, a SAG Nomination, and a BAFTA Nomination for Best Actress for the title
role in Julie Taymor's Frida. Hayek was last seen in Robert Towne's Ask the Dust, alongside
Colin Farrell and Idina Menzel. She will next star in Luc Besson's Bandidas opposite Penelope
Cruz. The actress recently wrapped production on Todd Robinson's Lonely Hearts opposite John
Travolta and James Gandolfini.
Hayek won an Emmy for her directorial debut, The Maldonado Miracle (which she also
produced) which aired on Showtime and originally premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film
Festival, and stars Peter Fonda, Mare Winningham, and Ruben Blades. Her most recent
directorial project was a music video for Prince's single quot;Te Amo Corazon,quot; which premiered in
Hayek was last seen in Brett Ratner's After the Sunset with Pierce Brosnan and Woody
Harrelson in November 2004. The actress starred opposite Antonio Banderas and Johnny Depp
in 2003 in Robert Rodriguez's, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, the sequel to Desperado . Other
films credits include: Mike Figgis' Hotel and Timecode, Kevin Smith's Dogma, the comedy Fools
Rush In opposite Matthew Perry, From Dusk Till Dawn directed by Robert Rodriquez and
written by Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez's Desperado, and Breaking Up, opposite
Hayek is the Executive Producer of ABC's highly rated new program Ugly Betty, based on the
enormously successful Colombian series Yo Soy Betty, La Fea and starring America Ferrera. In
2001, she starred in and co-produced Showtime's, In the Time of the Butterflies, for which she
was nominated for a Broadcast Film Critics Association's Award. Also produced by Hayek's
Ventanarosa was the Mexican feature, No One Writes to the Colonel, directed by Arturo
Ripstein, and based on the novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. No One Writes to the Colonel was
selected for official competition at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.
Born and raised in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, Hayek studied International Relations in college in
Mexico. Other Mexican credits include, Midaq Alley, based on a novel by Nobel Prize winner,
Hayek has also dedicated much of her time to social activism. She serves as the spokesperson
for the Avon Foundation's Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program, which focuses on
domestic violence education, awareness and prevention, as well as support for victims. Last
year, she spoke in front the US Senate, encouraging its members to extend the Violence
Against Women Act. This January, the legislation was passed, ensuring that 3.9 billion dollars
will be allocated to thousands of domestic violence crisis and intervention agencies throughout
the US. In April of 2005, Hayek visited the Artic Circle for the celebration of Earth Day, in an
effort to bring attention to the dangers that global warming is putting on the lives of Inuit
people and the rest of the world. In November 2005, she served as co-host alongside Julianne
Moore at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, which honored Nobel laureate Mohamed el-
Baradei and the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency. She is also part of the One
campaign that singer and activist Bono created, as well as a member of Global Green, and
Mario Testino was born in Lima where he attended the American School of Lima and
went on to study Economics at the Universidad del Pacifico, Law at the Universidad
Catolica and International Relations at the University of San Diego California. From
Peru he moved to London and began his formal training in Photography.
Mario travels extensively shooting for American, British, French Vogue, Vanity Fair,
and V Magazine. He has photographed many celebrities and he has also received
special commissions to photograph The Prince of Wales, Prince William, Prince Harry
and Her Majesty Queen Rania al Abdullah of Jordan.
He has contributed to the images of leading fashion houses such as: Burberry, Gucci,
Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Givenchy, Valentino, Sonia Rykiel, Yves Saint Laurent,
Versace, Paul Smith, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Missoni and St John. He has
photographed beauty and fragrance campaigns for Estée Lauder, Gucci, Clinique,
Lancôme, Davidoff, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana and Shiseido.
Solo exhibitions of Mario Testino’s work include Bunkamura Gallery in Tokyo,
September 1997; the Galleria Raucci/Santamaria in Naples, June 1998; Fundaçao
Armando Alvares Penteado in Sao Paulo, August 1998; Mary Boone Gallery in New
York, November 1998, Visionaire Gallery in New York, September 1999; Timothy
Taylor Gallery in London, September 1999; Vedovi Gallery in Brussels, October 2000;
Charlotte Lund Gallery in Stockholm, March 2002; Timothy Taylor Gallery in London,
September 2003; Ramis Barquet gallery in Monterrey Mexico, September 2006;
Phillips de Pury in New York and Paris, in 2006. In addition he has been the curator of
exhibitions such as Instinctive at the Andrea Rosen Gallery in New York, December
2004 and Photo London at the Royal Academy in London, May 2005.
His latest solo exhibition is Diana Princess of Wales at the Kensington Palace in
His exhibition “Portraits” first opened at the London National Portrait Gallery in 2002
and still continues its tour across the world; it is currently exhibited at the Antiguo
Colegio de San Ildefonso in Mexico City.
Book projects include: Any Objections?, published in 1998 by Phaidon Press; Front
Row / Backstage, published by Bulfinch in 1999; Alive also published by Bulfinch in
2001, Portraits published by the National Portrait Gallery and Kids published by
Scriptum Editions in 2003 from which proceeds were donated to the charity Sargent
Cancer Care for Children; Women to Women: Positively Speaking which was
launched in 2004 in collaboration with Marie Stopes International, Interact Worldwide
and the UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) called to help raise awareness of
women living with HIV/AIDS and Diana Princess of Wales by Mario Testino at
Kensington Palace published by Taschen in 2005.
Mario is a doctor emeritus of the University of the Arts London and was awarded the
Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award in March 2005.
Matthew Rolston was born and raised in Los Angeles under a spell cast by the myth of
Hollywood. He studied drawing and painting at “nearly every art school in California”, among
them: Otis Parsons, in Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Art Institute. Later, his studies took
him to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he developed his talents as a
His still photography work for prestigious magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, and
Rolling Stone, highlighted his visual panache and control of detail. Virtually every celebrity
from the film, music, and television arenas have been captured the perfection by Rolston. His
photographs have been exhibited at galleries across the country, internationally, at the
Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and at the Whitney Museum of America Art, in New
York. In Addition, a collection of his photographs , “Big Pictures”, was published in 1991 by
Rolston has now expanded his savvy for classic composition and style by working as a director,
creating iconic music videos for artists such as Madonna, Lenny Kravitz, Faith Hill, Beyonce
Knowles, and Mary J. Blige, among many others. He has also created influential commercial
campaigns for the likes of L’Oreal, Revlon, Gap, Old Navy, Polo, Levi’s, and Milk.
His work remains infused by a coterie of influences: the famed photographer George Hurrell,
early Hollywood director Josef von Sternberg, and costume designers Adrian and Travis
Banton, all of whom, according to Rolston, “invented Hollywood style”.
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